The Loving Cup

Dante Gabriel Rossetti


Physical Description

Medium: watercolour
Dimensions: 20 3/4 x 14 in.
Signature: monogram
Date on Image: 1867
Note: Monogram and date are in lower left corner

Production Description

Production Date: 1867
Exhibition History: Birmingham 1891, (No. 176); Glasgow International Exhibition 1901; Wolverhampton, Art and Industries Exhibition, 1902; Walker Art Gallery Liverpool 1922, (No.48)
Model: Ellen Smith


Current Location: William Morris Gallery, Walthamstow
Catalog Number: BRW 48
Archival History: John Bibby; Bibby Sale Christie 1899 (Lot 35); Joseph Beausire; Christie's 1934 (Lot 22); Sir Frank Brangwyn Bequest

Scholarly Commentary

Production History

According to Surtees, this painting is probably attributable in part to Henry Treffry Dunn ( A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 1, 115).


The Loving Cup
Copyright: © Collection: William Morris Gallery, London E17

Included Text

Douce nuit et joyeux jour

A cavalier de bel amour.
Note: The title is inscribed on the upper portion of the frame, with these lines at the bottom.


  1. image

    Phythian, Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood , 36.
  2. image

    Radford, Dante Gabriel Rossetti , 31.
  3. image

    Surtees, A Catalogue Raisonné , vol. 2, plate 291.
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